Our Research

Community Based Participatory Research and Community Assessment


It is an approach to developing partnerships with community residents to conduct research that equitably involves community members, organizational representatives, researchers, and others in all aspects of the research process. Each member is encouraged to contribute their expertise and skills while sharing in the decision-making. The intent for using this approach is to increase knowledge and understanding of an issue and to partner to identify and execute initiatives designed to impact policy or social change benefiting the community.

The Community Assessment team collects data that reflects the voices of the people most impacted by the decisions made by community institutions. With this data, we develop strategies that address the root causes of inequity. This process both quantitative and qualitative methods to collect and analyze data, and build a better understanding of the health within communities.

Utilizing focus groups and Photovoice, and encouraging the participation in the development strategies to address inequity, we officer numerous ways to engage, share your voice and be a part of creating solutions